A gay man’s journey from a deprived childhood through rage and towards self-realisation is a moving, mysterious dance to the music of time.
The combination of artistry and emotional directness in this film is overwhelming. Barry Jenkins writes and directs, having adapted Tarell Alvin McCraney’s unproduced play. The film has power and generosity, giving such full access to his thoughts and feelings that it’s as if you are getting them delivered intravenously. It is the kind of film that leaves you feeling somehow mentally smarter and physically lighter.
“A visually ravishing portrait of masculinity”